THE 24/7 GOD
The 24/7 God is no God at all. That would make God corporeal… or limited to time and space. God is incorporeal … meaning not human but Spirit. We are 24/7… God isn’t. God is unlimited.
Matthew Poole (1624-1679) wrote in his Commentary of John’s Gospel, “God is not a corporeal being, made up of blood, and flesh, and bones, having senses as bodies have, to be pleased with sensible things; but he is a spiritual Being, the Father of spirits, and requires a spiritual service proportioned to his being; and therefore those that pay a religious homage to him, must do it with their spirits, and according to the rule that he hath prescribed, in truth and reality. This is now the will of God; and though he required of his people under the law a more ritual, figurative service, yet that is now to cease; and therefore the woman of Samaria need not trouble herself which was the truest worship, that at Mount Gerizim, or at Mount Zion, for both of them were very suddenly to determine, and a new and more substantial spiritual worship was to succeed, to the learning of the way and method of which she was more to attend, and not to spend her thoughts about these things which were of no significance, and tended only to minister questions of no use.”
The only 24/7 corporeal God was Jesus during his incarnational time on earth. Now the Trinity is 24/7 only in the Spirit.
“But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” Jesus